Congressman Dan Crenshaw has had enough of Democrats comparing Trump and his supporters to Nazi Germany, and is letting his disapproval be known.
This comes after Democratic Representative Hank Johnson spoke in Atlanta to a congregation at Friendship Baptist Church. Johnson made numerous insults about President Trump as well as though who have endorsed him.
“Americans elected an authoritarian, an anti-immigrant, racist strongman to the nation’s highest office,” Johnson said. “Americans, particularly black Americans, can’t afford to make that same mistake about the harm that could be done by a man named Hitler or a man named Trump.”
If comparing Trump and his followers to nazis wasn’t enough, Johnson then claimed Trump voters were depressed and drug addicted.
“Many are dying from alcoholism, drug overdoses, liver disease, or simply a broken heart caused by economic despair,” Johnson claimed.
Crenshaw reasonably took issue with the slew of insults.
“President Trump is a lot of things, but he’s not Hitler. He didn’t kill millions of people. He didn’t start a world war. He doesn’t have any concentration camps,” Crenshaw said. “And to accuse him of being Hitler is intellectually dishonest, and frankly, a huge insult to the millions of Jews who died under Nazi Germany.”
Crenshaw also pointed out how wrong and undignified it was to attack voters.
“If you want to insult President Trump, at least you’re picking on someone your own size — at least you’re picking on somebody who can fight back,” Crenshaw noted. “But you went on to insult, degrade, and demean tens of millions of Americans who voted for him. This is a cowardly form of politics.”
In addition to condemning what Johnson had said, Crenshaw, not for the first time, called on more civility in politics calling on Johnson to work on problems that involve lawmakers, not voters.
“This is not the behavior we expect from a member of Congress,” Crenshaw closed. “So I’ll leave you with this. Pick on somebody your own size. Pick on me if you like. My office will be right down the hall from yours.”